Wednesday: After the Baltimore Uprising: Still Waiting for Change

Nov. 9

More than a year later, it's important to continue the dialogue surrounding the Baltimore Uprising because, as the name of this event implies, there's still much work to be done. This panel, tied to the art exhibit "Baltimore Rising" (more on that in a bit), brings together some of the city's most important voices—all of whom have been written about in these pages and some of whom have had their original work featured—to discuss where we are after the Uprising, the DOJ patterns and practice report on the Baltimore Police, and much more. The panel features Baltimore Bloc coordinator Ralikh Hayes, West Wednesday organizer Tawanda Jones, writer D. Watkins (who has written for CP), and activist, school administrator, and former mayoral candidate DeRay Mckesson with professor Lester Spence (another CP contributor) serving as moderator. The aforementioned exhibit brings together the work of 15 artists—featuring some more familiar names, such as MacArthur Genius Grant winner Joyce J. Scott, photographer Devin Allen, and our own J.M. Giordano—that highlights some of the political, social, and economic issues that were the root causes of the uprising and remain problems for an overwhelming number of Baltimore residents. Come out to take a look at the work and be sure to listen intently to what should be a critical discussion about our city. 7-9 p.m., Maryland Institute College of Art, Lazarus Center Auditorium, 131 W. North Ave., mica.edu/Baltimore_Rising.html, free. (Brandon Weigel)

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